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Murder charges for Mexican soldiers raise more questions
Murder charges for Mexican soldiers raise more questions

The decision to charge three soldiers with murder in the June 30 killings of 22 suspected gang members was greeted with skepticism Wednesday by a public that has seen few human rights cases resolved. The incident, in which only one soldier was wounded, was initially portrayed by the army as a fierce gun battle, an assertion backed up by government officials until mounting evidence from reporters painted a far different picture. First the Associated Press and then other media suggested that many of the 22 may have been shot one by one, and they later quoted a purported witness who said the suspected gang members were wounded or surrendering when “executed” by the soldiers. The...

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